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Description
The collection consists of professional correspondence, photographs, and manuscripts relating to the research interests of Thomas Wayland Vaughan.
Background
Thomas Wayland Vaughan (1870-1952) was a geologist and oceanographer. He earned his B.S. from Tulane and completed his Ph.D. in biology at Harvard in 1903. Vaughan was an associate geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey from 1894-1903, and an Associate in Marine Sediments (1924-1942) and Associate in Paleontology (1942-1952) at the United States National Museum. From 1894 to 1923 Vaughan contributed to geological surveys of the West Indies, Panama Canal Zone, and the Atlantic and Gulf Coast Plains, among other areas. In 1924 Vaughan became Director of the Scripps Institution for Biological Research, which was renamed the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to reflect the organization's narrowed focus on physical, chemical, and geological oceanography under his tenure. His research interests included corals and coral reefs, larger foraminifera, and oceanography. He retired in 1936.
Extent
1 Linear feet (2 archives boxes, 1 half box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.